Ramadan (Ramadhan / Eid'l Fitr) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar or Hijra and is one of the most special and highly-anticipated events among Muslims worldwide. Yearly, the government declares a national non-working holiday to give way for the celebration of the end of Ramadan for our Muslim brothers' and sisters' holy month of fasting. Unlike other national holidays in the Philippines, the End of Ramadan or Eid’l Fitr doesn't have a specific fixed date. It varies on the location as it is determined in accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar, or upon the sighting of a new moon by local religious leaders.
When is the End of Ramadan (Eid’l Fitr) 2015 in the Philippines?As of this writing, the government haven't declared the national holiday for the celebration of the End of Ramadan but it is expected to fall on July 17, 2015 (Friday). A possible long weekend!
UPDATE: The national regular holiday for the celebration of the End of Ramadan (Eid’l Fitr) 2015 in the Philippines is on July 17, 2015 (Friday) which was declared by President Benigno "Pnoy" Aquino through Proclamation No. 1070.
Long WeekendThe End of Ramadan is on July 17th, it will be a long weekend from July 17 to 19, 2015 (Friday-Sunday). This is the best time to plan your trips!
End of Ramadan Holiday ProclamationAccording to Section 2 of Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, issued last year, "The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which days the holidays shall respectively fall."
Salatul Eid is a special prayer done on the day of the Eid al-Fitr.
This is a part of the Salatul Eid taken inside the Jolo Municipal Hall in Sulu
during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr last year.
President Aquino and Malacañang is yet to announce the national holiday in celebration of the End of Ramadan. So, we have to wait until NCMF have formally determined the approximate date(s) for the celebration of Eid’l Fitr. This post shall be updated as soon as the government declares the national non-working holiday for the celebration of the End of Ramadan.
UPDATE: The national regular holiday for the celebration of the End of Ramadan (Eid'l Fitr) 2015 in the Philippines is on July 17, 2015 (Friday) which was declared by President Benigno "Pnoy" Aquino through Proclamation No. 1070.
For the list of Philippine Holidays and Long-weekend Schedule this 2015, click HERE.
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